Watkins Glen is a famous place for flowing water, high rock walls, and a spindly yet reliable trail, and is internationally known. On both my visits there I heard multiple languages being spoken, Chinese, German, French, and more, and the park can be very crowded at times. They all come to see a very unique and wondrous slice of nature on a mile long hike in one of the most scenic places in the eastern US with nineteen waterfalls along Glen Creek. There is much more scenery around this park in the Finger Lakes region of New York, so plan to stay, especially if you enjoy wineries, lakes, and landscapes.
On this trip, I made it a point to get onto the trail very early in order to photograph with minimal tourists on the single path, but not far into the morning I still had to ask my companion to hold them back for a few moments at times in order to get a clear shot, such as this one.
Although there were rudimentary trails here from early on, the current highly developed trail and bridges through the Glen were built by the CCC back in the 1930's, and we are still enjoying them ninety years later! Have a look on my website for many additional views of the park.
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